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Baucus health reform

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Mandating disclosures of payments or gifts made by device and drug firms to health care providers, perhaps using as a model the previously introduced Physician Payments Sunshine Act, should be part of any health care reform package, states Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., in a Nov. 12 1white paper intended to kick off a national health reform process focusing on a public-private plan to cover all Americans. A broad-based reform package also should include the establishment of a nonprofit, private comparative effectiveness institute like that proposed in legislation sponsored by Baucus earlier this year, according to the Senate Finance Committee Chairman. Reform legislation also needs to consider hospital-physician gainsharing models that "strike the appropriate balance between thoughtful incentives for coordination of care and careful protections against financial conflicts-of-interest that could harm quality of care.
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